GREELEY, Colo. — Thursday, the Senate passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) by a vote of 86 to 11. The bill can now proceed to a joint conference committee.
Passage of the bill is another step forward, and holds the possibility of the 2018 Farm Bill’s passage before the current bill expires in September.
Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are commended for the way they handled the committee markup and floor debate, which avoided poison pill amendments just as Chairman Conaway (R-TX) and Ranking Member Peterson (D-MN) did during consideration of the House version of the bill.
Colorado Corn Growers Association appreciates those senators who supported this critical legislation and were able to pass the bill before the July 4th recess.
View the following link to see how the Senators voted.
While this advancement is positive, the bill still contains unacceptable language for Colorado farmers. We will remain alert and work towards getting unfavorable amendments out of the bill during conference.
Stay tuned for updates!
— Colorado Corn
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